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EVENTS - 2011

COP 17: UN Climate Change Conference, December 2011

The Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CMP 7 will be held in Durban, South Africa, in December 2011.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC) is an international treaty arising from the UN’s conference on Environment and Development. The treaty aims to stabilise greenhouse gas emissions to minimise their impact on the earth’s climate. The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the convention through the decisions it takes at its annual meetings since 1995. In 1997, the Kyoto Protocol was introduced binding obligations for developed countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.